Desirable vintage photography, jewelry collection crossing the block Oct. 27

antique Brilliant cut diamond ring

Best known for its Brilliant cut glass auctions, Woody Auctions is offering two major single-owner lifetime collections – one of phonographs and stereo view cards, the other of pocket watches, wrist watches and jewelry. One collection holds a 2.25-ct. round brilliant diamond while the other offers collectors a chance to own a rare Dolly Record doll by Madame Hendren. Read More +

How to clean and care for hooked rugs

how to clean hooked rugs

When the experts were asked for advice for the care and display of hooked rugs, they came up with a list of tips anyone can follow to clean antique hook rugs. Without exception, avoid the vacuum cleaner; use a manual carpet sweeper or a broom. One expert advises: ““If you want a rug for under the dog, go to Sears.” Read More +

Cordier Auctions holding first fine antiques auction at new Pennsylvania facility this week

small-Chinese-famille-vases

Cordier Auctions & Appraisals is hosting its first sale at a new facility in Harrisburg, Pa, Saturday and Sunday. The 12,000 square foot facility is home to the company’s salesroom, offices and storage facility. Highlights of the 675 plus lot sale include a strong selection of Asian ceramics, a 19th century Flemish carved ivory tankard, two Baccarat chandeliers, and a circa 1919 Cartier diamond wristwatch in addition to a collection of U.S. and English coins, silver, furniture, and fine decorative arts. Read More +